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Dr.-Ing. Balint Varga

  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
    Campus Süd
    Institut für Regelungs- und Steuerungssysteme
    Geb. 11.20 (Engler-Villa)
    Kaiserstr. 12
    D-76131 Karlsruhe

Curriculum Vitae

Balint Varga studied mechatronics at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) with the specialisation in „Mechanical Modelling“ from 2011 to 2015. He finished his master studies as a mechanical engineer at Karlsruhe Institute of Thechnology (KIT), in the field of „theoretical mechanical engineer„ . He wrote his master thesis entitled “Modellpredictive control of a demonstrator vehicle” at the FZI. Since Oktober 2017 he is employed as a research scientist at FZI.
From July 2020 to March 2023 research associate at IRS. PhD on the topic of cooperative control with limited information. Since March 2023 associate group leader.

Research

Automated driving functions with highly networked communication systems are becoming more and more common in commercial vehicles, e.g. mobile construction vehicles. The use of automation technology reduces monotonous and trying tasks. Such machines are often equipped with a working arm to perform certain tasks (sweeping roads, mowing grass, painting road markings, cutting trees, etc.). These vehicles are automated only partially; normally a human operator controls or monitors the robotic arm with a control lever. In contrast to the known automation concepts in autonomous and automated commercial vehicles, working vehicles must be controlled together with the working arm. The operator still remains the part of the automated system.

The aim of the research project is a general description and control of such systems, in which the human operator is considered as subsystem. As first step, the human-robotic arm-vehicle system has to be modeled and characterized component-by-component. The aim is to investigate cooperative and predictive control approaches between the robotic arm and the vehicle or robotic arm and operator and to develop new approaches.

Teaching

Publications


2024
On the Upper Bound of Near Potential Differential Games
Varga, B.
2024. Results in Applied Mathematics, 22, Art.-Nr.: 100453. doi:10.1016/j.rinam.2024.100453
Toward Adaptive Cooperation: Model-Based Shared Control Using LQ-Differential Games
Varga, B.
2024. Acta Polytechnica Hungarica, 21 (10 Special Issue), 439 – 456. doi:10.12700/APH.21.10.2024.10.27
Cooperative Decision-Making in Shared Spaces: Making Urban Traffic Safer Through Human-Machine Cooperation
Varga, B.; Yang, D.; Martin, M.; Hohmann, S.
2024. 2023 IEEE 21st Jubilee International Symposium on Intelligent Systems and Informatics (SISY), Pula, 21st-23rd September 2023, 109–114, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/SISY60376.2023.10417908
2023
Cooperative Decision-Making in Mixed Urban Traffic Scenarios
Varga, B.; Dongxu Yang; Hohmann, S.
2023, October 3. IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC 2023), Honolulu, HI, USA, October 1–4, 2023
Limited Information Shared Control and its Applications to Large Vehicle Manipulators. PhD dissertation
Varga, B.
2023, July 10. Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT). doi:10.5445/IR/1000160207
Intention-Aware Decision-Making for Mixed Intersection Scenarios
Varga, B.; Yang, D.; Hohmann, S.
2023. 2023 IEEE 17th International Symposium on Applied Computational Intelligence and Informatics (SACI), Timisoara, Romania, 23-25 May 2023, 000369–000374, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/SACI58269.2023.10158550
Using a Collaborative Robotic Arm as Human-Machine Interface: System Setup and Application to Pose Control Tasks
Braun, C. A.; Haide, L.; Fischer, L.; Kille, S.; Varga, B.; Rothfuss, S.; Hohmann, S.
2023. 2023 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
2022
Limited Information Shared Control: A Potential Game Approach
Varga, B.; Inga, J.; Hohmann, S.
2022. IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, 53 (2), 282–292. doi:10.1109/THMS.2022.3216789
Validation of a Limit Ellipsis Controller for Rescue Drones
Varga, B.; Doer, C.; Trommer, G. F.; Hohmann, S.
2022. 16th International Symposium on Applied Computational Intelligence and Informatics (SACI), 55–60, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/SACI55618.2022.9919440
Validation of a Limited Information Shared Controller: A Comparative Study
Varga, B.; Rothfuß, S.; Hohmann, S.
2022. 2022 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), 949–954, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/SMC53654.2022.9945512
2021
Personalized Design and Experimental Validation of a Limited Information Cooperative Shared-Controller for Vehicle-Manipulators
Varga, B.; Inga, J.; Hohmann, S.
2021. 2021 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), 1489–1494, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/SMC52423.2021.9659023
Ordinal Potential Differential Games to Model Human-Machine Interaction in Vehicle-Manipulators
Varga, B.; Inga, J.; Lemmer, M.; Hohmann, S.
2021. Proceedings of the IEEE CCTA 2021 : 5th IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications, 728–734, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/CCTA48906.2021.9658788
2020
Shared-Control Concepts for Large Vehicle-Manipulators
Varga, B.; Burkhardt, Y.; Schwab, S.; Hohmann, S.
2020. 2020 IEEE 29th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE), 197–203, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/ISIE45063.2020.9152208
Limited-Information Cooperative Shared Control for Vehicle-Manipulators
Varga, B.; Shahirpour, A.; Lemmer, M.; Schwab, S.; Hohmann, S.
2020. 2020 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), Toronto, ON, Canada, October 11–14, 2020., Art.-Nr. 09283367, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/SMC42975.2020.9283367
Validation of Cooperative Shared-Control Concepts for Large Vehicle-Manipulators
Varga, B.; Shahirpour, A.; Burkhardt, Y.; Schwab, S.; Hohmann, S.
2020. IEEE CCTA 2020 : 4th IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications : August 24-26, 2020, Montréal, Canada, 542–548, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/CCTA41146.2020.9206372
2019
Control of Large Vehicle-Manipulators with Human Operator
Varga, B.; Shahirpour, A.; Schwab, S.; Hohmann, S.
2019. IFAC-PapersOnLine, 52 (30), 373–378. doi:10.1016/j.ifacol.2019.12.571
Model predictive control and trajectory optimization of large vehicle-manipulators
Varga, B.; Meier, S.; Schwab, S.; Hohmann, S.
2019. IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics (IEEE ICM 2019), Ilmenau, March 18-20, 2019, 60–66, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/ICMECH.2019.8722886